Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 


Mary Beth Hamel
Mary Beth Hamel
Assistant Superintendent in Support of Teaching & Learning, Title I Director

(978) 772-8600 ext.1509

Induction Program Mission Statement

The Induction Program for the Ayer Shirley Regional School District will provide a system of structure and support for encouraging and guiding new teachers into our school system. This collaborative program will offer opportunities for all staff members to grow in a professional, collegial, and nonjudgmental way. It will add energy and new ideas into every classroom, enhance student learning, and improve the school climate. New teachers will be offered a secure, friendly, and welcoming environment.

Induction Program Goals:

❖ To promote the personal and professional well-being of beginning teachers

❖ To improve teaching performance, thus raising the level of student achievement

❖ To increase job satisfaction

❖ To increase the retention rate of new teachers

❖ To acclimate new teachers to the culture of the school system

❖ To improve relationships between new and experienced staff members

❖ To enhance professional development through peer coaching

❖ To transmit teaching knowledge and expertise to the next generation of teachers.



2017-2018 Mentoring and induction information

Induction and Mentoring Handbook
Mentoring Meeting Schedule
50 Hour Requirement Information

Mentoring/Induction Information

New Teacher Program Components
DESE Guidelines for Mentoring and Induction


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